posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 06:24 PM
It seems the link above doesnt take you to the skynews site. It reports error
It is a valid link you will just have to copy and paste into your browser.
My apologies for any inconvenience. Must be a skynews thing.
This is the text from the article.
"Sounds In Ocean 'Not From Air France Plane'
5:59pm UK, Tuesday June 23, 2009
Sounds detected in the Atlantic did not come from the black boxes of the Air France plane which crashed into the ocean, a French official has said.
Le Monde newspaper earlier reported that French naval vessels had picked up signals from the jet's flight data recorders.
A mini-submarine, the Nautile, had been sent to try to find the boxes on the bottom of the ocean floor, the paper added.
But the sounds were not signals from the flight's voice or data recorders, an aide to French minister Jean-Louise Borloo said.
She confirmed the black boxes had not yet been detected.
The boxes could contain vital information which may explain what happened when the Airbus A330 crashed into the water, killing all 228 people on
Locator beacons, known as "pingers", on the flight recorders send out an electronic impulse every second for at least 30 days after a crash.
The signal can be heard up to 2km (1.2 miles) away.
Flight AF447 fell into the ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on May 31, meaning its black boxes will only send signals until the end of the
French vessels involved in the search operation include a nuclear submarine with advanced sonar equipment and a research ship equipped with
Ten of the 50 bodies recovered from the crash have been identified as Brazilians, five men and five women.
One "foreigner of the male sex" has also been identified, although his nationality has not been revealed.
The location of the crash, as well as the depth and surface of the ocean floor, have made the search for bodies and debris difficult.
The wreckage of the plane is thought to lie anywhere between a depth of 1km (0.6 miles) and 4km (2.5 miles)."
Interestinlgy there is nothing I can find on the Le Monde website with regard to the earlier reference in this report. Here is the link